Here are the reflections on healing shared on Sunday, February 8:
And here is a description of the service by Joshua Smith:
It was a really good service. The scripture was Mark 1:29-39, and the whole service was oriented around healing. The hymns were beautiful, the sermon(s) were deeply personal, and the whole service just allowed the congregation to stew in the complexity of human frailty. Pastor Ruth talked about the need for peace to calm our demons, and Bob (a former hospital chaplain) reflected on the fact that he is getting older, and what it means to profess faith in a Healer while having a body that is itself failing. Best worship service I’ve been to in a long time.
I’d like a copy of Bob’s comments if it is available. There were several sentences that I wish I had taken down. I am getting older too and feel I can benefit from the thoughts of others.
Ruth: Thank you! I loved this post and your reflections as well as Bob’s. I have been trying to explore different kinds of healing services as part of Patchwork’s new Health Ministry, and this was fantastic! Thanks again.
Thanks for sharing this. I was sorry I had to miss and not able to hear the reflections on healing, so I appreciate being able to read them.